Sewing needles (qty. 2) from British Revolutionary War camp, New York, NY

Object Number: 
INV.5924.104-105
Date: 
1760-1775
Medium: 
Bronze, iron
Dimensions: 
largest: 1 in. ( 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Bronze or iron needles excavated at the British military camp on the Dyckman farm in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Gallery Label: 
These needles were excavated by Reginald P. Bolton, William L. Calver, and others prior to or after the formation of the Field Exploration Committee in 1918, at the British camp on the Dyckman farm, between Seaman and Payson Avenues and 204th and Academy Streets in Washington Heights. They were probably used by a regimental tailor, by a member of a soldier's family living in the camp, or by a woman working in the camp.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group